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Heartbreaker for Cream

Toronto producer David Brady lost his biggest star last month when Angus, the world's largest captive elephant and subject of his documentary The Giant Walks Home, died shortly before he was to be sent back to Africa.
April 1, 2006

Toronto producer David Brady lost his biggest star last month when Angus, the world’s largest captive elephant and subject of his documentary The Giant Walks Home, died shortly before he was to be sent back to Africa.

Brady and director Rob Quartly had been planning to shoot the elephant’s repatriation for three years through Toronto-based Cream Productions. The 27-year-old, seven-ton animal was found dead in his barn on January 8, the second day of shooting.

‘It was heartbreaking,’ says Brady. An autopsy has since determined that Angus, long the star attraction at a nearby zoo, died of a heart attack. The project has been scrapped.

Cream is moving forward on three other projects, however, including Digging Up the Trenches, U-864: Hitler’s Last Deadly Secret, as well as the four-hour The Protestant Revolution with IWC Media.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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